Fisherman's Wharf on Harbour Island

Harbour Island Reviews & News Archives

Harbour Island's Quiet Charms Seem Countless

“But none offer greater allure than the tiny island's wondrous stretch of pink sand beach...”  Harbour Island Charms

A Bahamian Isle Lets The World Rush By

“A very pleasing little place it is, encircled by beautiful coconut groves, and dreaming by the green water in an air of solitude and peace, which is very bewitching to one who is weary of the rush and giddy world of the 19th Century...”  The Finest Beach I Have Seen

History of Pink Sands Resort

“Briland Sweet Eh!” by the Brilanders is a song that reflects the state of mind of any visitor, Bahamian or foreign to Harbour Island. The heavily charged and euphoric atmosphere coupled with the historical and natural beauty blends together to produce a social environment that has long been described as “sweetness...”  Pink Sands Hotel History

Nowhere is Hotter than Harbour Island

As it says in a handwritten scrawl up at Uncle Ralph's Aura Corner:“The last step before you get to Heaven is Harbour Island.”  Next Season's Chic Retreat - Harbour Island

Harbour Island trip - 'Fear over the Ferry'

“When I was 11-years-old, a freak boating accident left me paralyzed on my left side for over an hour, and that traumatic experience was immortalized by a small, almost unnoticeable indentation in the middle of my forehead...”  Harbour Island Trip Report

A Briland Landmark

Opened in 1955, the club is considered a museum and has hosted an impressive array of international celebrities over the years...  The Vic-Hum Club

An Establishment to Remember

For many years, Harbour Lounge was one of the true landmarks of Harbour Island. This is usually one of the first places “regulars” and the “salty dogs” would visit when they arrived on Harbour Island. Here is the last known list of menu items they once served. The building is still there, however privately owned and no longer a lounge / restaurant.   Harbour Lounge Restaurant Menu

Harbour Island and Eleuthera In Motion -- Produced by Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board: Eleuthera & Harbour Island Video

News Quotes from Major Travel Magazines

Travel+Leisure -- “One of the Best Beaches on Earth for 2013 - Best for dramatic landscapes, famous for its sand. The beach, ranked number 5 for its dramatic landscape.”

The Telegraph, UK -- “Probably the most beautiful beach in the world, pink sands turns salmon-colored in the setting sun. The pristine quality of the water, the safe snorkeling, sheltered swimming...”

Frommers -- “The Best Bahamas Beaches: Pale-pink sands stretch for 3 miles past a handful of low-rise hotels and private villas. A coral reef protects the shore from breakers, making for some of the safest swimming in The Bahamas.”

Fodors -- "Perhaps the most famous beach in the Bahamas, this 3-mile Eleutheran beach is covered in pink sand, colored by pulverized coral and shells."

Caribbean Travel & Life -- "Beaches that will leave you speechless: Its salmon-colored sand and turquoise sea is a popular backdrop for fashion photo shoots."

Condé Nast -- "The sand is truly pink, the water is truly aquamarine, and there are so few people around that it feels like yours alone."

Nota Bene -- "The waters of the outer islands of the Bahamas - especially Great and Little Abaco, Eleuthera and Harbour Island (the next St. Barths, we think) - are glorious."

STLtoday -- "Best island visit for 2004: I have to go with Harbour Island, one of the Out Islands of the Bahamas. The three miles of pink sand beach has been rated the best in the world, and visitors purr around the tiny island on golf carts."

The Independent -- "Islands don't get much more glam than this celeb-dripping, boutique-hotel lined, coral edged hideaway in the Bahamas. From the antique-filled India Hicks-designed retreat The Landing to the cool Dunmore Hotel, Harbour Island does a good line in upscale Caribbean chic. The island's main town, Dunmore, also boasts photogenic pastel-painted cottages and white picket fences. Still need convincing? How about the fact that you arrive by water taxi? Or that you can swim off beaches the color of candy floss? Is there a downside? That depends on how you feel about getting around by golf buggy."

Forbes -- One of the "World's Most Luxurious Beaches"

Travel & Leisure -- "A pink sand paradise in the Bahamas, Harbour Island is being called the next big thing."

Lonely Planet's Book, 1000 Ultimate Sights -- “Blink your eyes. Are you in some kind of Lucy-in-the-Sky, fairy-floss and cream-pie hallucination? Or is that sand really pink? Yep, it is. Pink-sand beaches occur all along the east coast of Harbour Island. As if that is not enough to make it your new favorite island ever, you will also find the classic sighting, lucid, blue Bahamas seas. You can leave the rose-colored glasses at home for this one.”

Islands Magazine -- “Editors' Picks for Best Beaches in the Caribbean: Often renowned as one of the best pink-sand beaches in the world.”

Motor Boating Magazine -- “Pink Paradise - Harbour Island, famous for its pink sand beach, is one of the most laid back yet most sophisticated destinations in all of the Bahamas.”

The UK Independent -- “The best beach of all? Head for Harbour Island, or “Briland”, as the locals call it... So perfect is this three-mile stretch of sand that you won't see a single strand of seaweed encroaching on the fantasy, just pink-tinged powder shelving into opalescent turquoise.”

Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine -- “The Bahamas, among other Caribbean countries and luxurious locales, is on a list of “dreamy” and “romantic beaches”. Harbour Island is rated as having one of the most romantic beaches in the Bahamas.”

USA Today -- “The Bahamas is overloaded with perfect beaches, and this tiny isle just off much larger Eleuthera is one of its best. The sand really is pink - subtly, not shockingly.”

Nassau Guardian -- “Harbour Island, the number one, pink-sand, get-away destination could serve as an example to other Bahama Islands as a true leader would. When you consider the size of Harbour Island compared to 15 other islands in The Bahamas, and then some 40+ islands in the Caribbean, there is something going on in Harbour Island that could be a model for the rest of The Bahamas.”

Harbour Island Guide on Facebook -- Visit our Facebook page for the latest in photos and comments.